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Resignation of Bishop Christopher Toohey

Posted June 9, 2009
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Christopher Toohey as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, according to Canon 401 §2. Most Rev. Terence Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, has been appointed Apostolic Administrator of Wilcannia-Forbes sede vacante and ad nutum Sanctae Sedis until the successor of Bishop Toohey will be appointed.

First Grants for Schools Announced

Posted June 9, 2009
Building the Education Revolution Round 1 P21 Offers Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that six parish schools in the Diocese of Lismore have been successful in gaining Round 1 Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) funding as part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution initiative. The approvals have been announced… View Article

Catholic Mission Calls for a Million Prayers for Fire Victims

Posted June 9, 2009
Catholic Mission has launched a worldwide prayer vigil through its international partners for the victims of the tragic Victorian Fires. The Australian National office of Catholic Mission has been inundated with emails, phone calls and letters from many of the 160 partner countries through Asia, Aftica, Europe, the Pacific and the Americas with expressions of… View Article

Centenary of the Death of Bishop Jeremiah Doyle

Posted June 2, 2009
A Mass to commemorate the centenary of the death of the first Bishop of Lismore, Most Reverend Jeremiah Joseph Doyle, will be celebrated in St Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.00pm. The principal celebrant will be the fifth and current Bishop of Lismore Most Rev. Geoffrey Jarrett D.D. Administrator of the Cathedral,… View Article